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A semi optimistic article was published just prior to the Theft Act 1968 in the Modern Law Review regarding the overhaul of the then law of theft identifying some of the grass-roots problems instigating the major reconsideration 1 the law easier to understand complexity and uncertainty focus on ownership rights and not possessory rights overcome a myriad of inconsistencies under the then current law repeal a large amount of obsolete and redundant statutory and common law offences the number of offences through new concepts and redefinitions the ambit of some offences The Theft Act 1968 replaced the Larceny Act 1916 to come into force on Jan 1 1969 as an embodiment of the recommendations of the CLRCs report on Theft and Related Offences 2 Commentaries of possible interpretations by respected authors followed 3 as well as scathing remarks reflecting the general morale of the critics regarding the overall performance of the new act The 8230Act is no masterpiece8230 4 The law is purged with medieval obfuscation8230and is a depressing exercise 5 rather haphazard development of important doctrines in the law of theft 6 Professor Smith expressed his excitement regarding new challenges 7 and also vented his frustration through angry remarks at the illogical decisions such as Hinks 8 ------------------------------------- 1R Stuart law Reform and the Reform of the Law of theft Modern Law Rev 1967 p609 2CMnd 2977 JK Macleod Restitution under the Theft Act 1968 CLR 1968 p577 3JM Collins The Theft Act and its Commentators CLR 1968 p638 4JM Collins The Theft Act and its Commentators CLR 1968 p638 at 647 5DW Elliott Dishonesty under the Theft Act 1972 CLR p625 6L Koffman The Nature of Appropriation CLR 1982 p33 7JC Smith Obtaining cheques by Deception or Theft CLR 1997 396 8JC Smith Obtaining Property by DeceptionAppeal Commentary on R v Clark 2001 CLR 572 at 574-5 Theft ------------------------------ According
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